Sparkling Clean**King Bed**Dog Happy**Walk to DT

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Entire cottage hosted by Stephanie

4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1 bath
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Our bright & charming cottage is located in a quiet neighborhood, 1 mile from Wallowa Lake and a 3 minute walk to downtown Joseph. It has expansive mountain views, a great deck and a large, fenced yard for your pup. Outfitted with everything you need, Serendipity Cottage is the perfect choice for travelers that are looking for a recreational base camp.

**We follow Airbnb's cleaning protocols to make sure your stay is fresh, sparkling clean and disinfected before every guest.**

The space
Our 1940's home features two bedrooms, (one king and one queen), one bathroom, a full kitchen and cozy living room with a gas fireplace. The patio has incredible views of the Wallowa Mountains and leads to a large, fenced backyard that is perfect for your pup and yard games.

The cottage is furnished with an eclectic mix of old and new, making this feel very mid-century modern. You can expect:
--1 delicious memory foam king bed in bedroom 1
--1 super comfy queen bed in bedroom 2
--A couch, an oversized chair, a TV with Netflix access (no cable) and a gas burning fireplace in the living room
--A full kitchen complete with full size stove, oven, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee pot, crock pot, hand blender, etc along with all flatware and dishes.
--A bathroom with tub/shower, toilet & vanity.
--A small deck with deck chairs.
--A large, fenced backyard with fire pit.
--A dog friendly environment for gracious guests. Our pet fee is $35 per pet, per stay (not per night).
--Wifi access

This is a completely smoke-free home and grounds. If you are a smoker, please make other accommodation choices.

Guests will have full, private access to the home during their stay. If you need anything, just give us a call!

We are happy to give advice and point you in the direction for great hiking, biking, rafting, skiing and other outdoor adventures. Just let us know how we can help and how we might make your stay more enjoyable.

Joseph, Oregon is a quaint town of about 1500 residents, tucked into the Wallowa Mountains on the north edge of Wallowa Lake. We love Joseph because it is the gateway to endless hiking, biking and skiing opportunities, as well as, home to friendly and colorful locals. Known as "Little Switzerland," once you have visited, you will never want to leave.

We chose to purchase in Joseph, rather than Wallowa Lake because we like the sunshine and the easy access to amenities like restaurants and shops. The homes in the community of Wallowa Lake are tucked right up against the mountain-side, making the days feel shorter and cooler once the sun goes behind the mountain. Where ever you choose, this neck of the wood is amazing. We think you'll love it here!

From our cottage:
--Downtown Joseph: 3 minute walk
--Wallowa Lake: 20 minute walk or 4 minute drive
--Terminal Gravity Brewing: 6 miles
--Wallowa Lake Tramway: 6 miles
--Zumwalt Prairie: 25 miles
--Imnaha: 30 miles
--Salt Creek Summit: 20 miles
--La Grande: 75 minutes
--Bend: 6 hours, 15 minutes

As avid outdoorsmen, we first started visiting Joseph in 1998, when a coworker offered to let us stay in their cottage for the weekend. That weekend we fell in love with Joseph, the Wallowa Mountains and the amazing locals that live there.

We frequently visited Joseph for 15 years before we decided to purchase a home. After diligent house hunting, our real estate agent insisted we look at an adorable cottage we originally resisted because it was a bit out of our price range. When she led us into the front door, we instantly knew that the house felt familiar. As it turns out, this cottage, OUR cottage, was the exact house that my coworker lent to us 15 years prior. It was serendipitous. Meant to be. And now it is our little piece of paradise that we are excited to share with you.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Mountain view
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV
Washer
Dryer
Window AC unit
Bathtub

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Where you’ll be

Joseph, Oregon, United States

Located in a quiet residential community, this is your opportunity to interact with the locals. Introduce yourselves to the neighbors and share stories over the fence. The best way to learn about Joseph is through its people.

Hosted by Stephanie

  1. Joined in May 2014
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I recently sold my company in Bend, Oregon and am currently practicing "first retirement" while I figure out my next entrepreneurial adventure. In the meantime, I am a business development consultant, hospitality and customer service trainer, and work with small businesses that are getting ready to sell their own companies. Outside of work, I'm a helluva community volunteer, avid outdoorsman, obsessive reader, pretty decent cook, dog lover, pig whisperer and generally like to spend my time outside on my bike, skies or my own two feet. My husband Adam and I can usually be found out on trail with our fuzzy buddies, Sara & Felipa.
I recently sold my company in Bend, Oregon and am currently practicing "first retirement" while I figure out my next entrepreneurial adventure. In the meantime, I am a business dev…

During your stay

Have questions? Just ask! We love pointing people in the right direction for great hikes, restaurants, galleries and things to do in the area. Our house managers are a quick 5 blocks away in case you need anything during your stay.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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